Day 1 - Back To The Slopes

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The 3am alarm sounded the start of another ski trip, and after rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I set off to the airport with Dave, Niki and Gav. Upon meeting up with the other Dave and Nic, we boarded our flight to Switzerland and after a fairly smooth and non-descript flight, we landed in Geneva where we met up with the final members of our ski group. Ursula and Guy had flown in from London, whilst Brett made his way to Geneva from Zurich on the train.

About 30mins after setting foot in Switzerland, we were soon leaving the country and heading to France, and in particular, Avoriaz. First impressions were very good. The resort was beautifully picturesque, sitting on a shelf high above the town of Morzine and was drowned in snow.
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Our accommodation was fairly small but would do the trick, and once we had offloaded our luggage we went to collect our ski passes and equipment.

After getting all kitted out, it was only right that we went for our first beers of the holiday. First of many actually. We pottered around the town for the rest of the day, taking it all in before we swung by the supermarket to buy crates and crates of beer.

That night, the girls versed us on the week’s entertainment. We’d be participating in our very own Come Dine With Me, in teams of 3. We each devised a set of quiz questions for our very own pub quiz to be held later on in the week as well. The girls also outlined the categories for our little internal competition, with prizes for best spill, best costume (more on that later) and best beard. It should be noted that all the guys of our group agreed to grow a beard prior to the ski trip. We saw out the night with plenty of beers and banter, and the girls cooked chili con carne for their first entry in the Come Dine With Me challenge.
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